// FAQ

  • Q: How much do streaming services pay per stream?

    All of us want to find out exactly how much streaming services pay out to artists. Unfortunately, it is impossible to get a straight answer, and this is why; not all streams are equally valuable. Streaming services such as Spotify, Apple music and Deezer don’t have a fixed pay-per-stream rate, instead the royalty rates fluctuate month to month. The reason being that there are several factors that affect the value of a stream, here are the main ones: - Which streaming service is used
    - Does the listener have a paid subscription or free account (advertisement funded)?
    - The listener’s country and location
    - The pricing in different regions
    - The artist’s royalty rate
  • Q: Can I see how much royalties I can expect from the next payout?

    Unfortunately, it is impossible to give an exact number, and this is why; not all streams are equally valuable and royalties fluctuate over time. In spite of this, Labelcaster does calculate expected streaming royalties for all of our users. We use the vast amounts of data available and calculate an average payout per service provider. The result isn’t exact but gives you a ball-park figure. Read more about royalties here.
  • Q: Do I need a registered company to collect royalties?

    Nope. Royalties are simply paid out to your user account. From there on it’s up to you.
  • Q: Can royalties be split to multiple contributors?

    Of course! You can add as many contributors to a release as you wish.
  • Q: How are Royalties split between label and artist?

    For each release in the Labelcaster platform you will be asked to agree upon a split between label and artist(s). The royalties are distributed based on this split.
  • Q: What do I need to get started?

    An email address, that’s it. Oh yeah, and a phone or computer. That’s it.
  • Q: Will Labelcaster take any of the artist royalties?

    We take 10% of the streaming royalties.
  • Q: I am having trouble signing contracts

    If you are met by a blank page when signing contracts, it is probably due to you not having enabled your position. Showing your position is required for signing contracts. Change these settings on the right hand side of your url search bar in your browser!

// Articles

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